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Letter from Charles Lang Freer to G. Camas, June 26, 1906

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Letter from Charles Lang Freer to G. Camas, June 26, 1906

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Letter from Freer to Camas

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The American Express Company delivered at my residence yesterday evening three packages from you. The contents of tow of the packages, i.e., the Racca Pitcher and the blue Persian bowl are in good condition, excepting a crack in the bowl at the rim which seems to me to be new. The white and blue bowl is very badly broken. I am surprised that all three pieces were not destroyed. Such fragile objects should never be packed for shipment in this country for such long distances in a single box: double boxes should always be used, affording greater security. Of course, the broken bowl is of no interest to me, but I am preserving it for you. What is your lowest price for the Racca Pitcher? Also, at what price do you hold the blue Persian Bowl?

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1906

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F1906.221

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Freer

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CLF-G. Camas
June 26th, 1906
LB 20: 202

#33 Ferry Avenue,
Detroit, Michigan,
June 26th, 1906

G. Camas, Esquire,
#241 West 34th Street,
--NEW YORK CITY.

Dear Sir:--

The American Express Company delivered at my residence yesterday evening three packages from you. The contents of tow of the packages, i.e., the Racca Pitcher and the blue Persian bowl are in good condition, excepting a crack in the bowl at the rim which seems to me to be new. The white and blue bowl is very badly broken. I am surprised that all three pieces were not destroyed. Such fragile objects should never be packed for shipment in this country for such long distances in a single box: double boxes should always be used, affording greater security.

Of course, the broken bowl is of no interest to me, but I am preserving it for you. What is your lowest price for the Racca Pitcher? Also, at what price do you hold the blue Persian Bowl?

Yours very truly,
Charles L. Freer

Citation

"Letter from Charles Lang Freer to G. Camas, June 26, 1906," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Item #3536, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3536 (accessed November 19, 2017).